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wireless zero config issues

By imcara ·
Hi there i have a problem with my own p.c i am running win xp sp3. ichanged my ISP from bt to sky. since then i wanted to se windows to look after my wireless network so when i started WZC in services it stopped after a few seconds.Really stumped on this one any help would be great.

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Most likely a wireless settings conflict ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to wireless zero config issu ...

When you were with BT, you would have had a BT icon on the desktop that you'd click on when you wanted to invoke an online connection?

I'm assuming you now have one of these for SKY.

Did you uninstall the BT system before installing the one for SKY?

Having installed the one for SKY ~then deciding to allow Windows to have free reign via WZC~ did you adjust the SKY settings before doing this?

Somewhere in your system, you've got TWO identical processes each competing for supremacy - with neither of them winning, thus your wireless is crashing.

**Edited to point out:

Actually it doesn't matter where you get your internet connection from (whichever Company - it makes no difference), you DO NOT NEED the proprietary software that they give you. You just need a computer and an internet connection.

If you are going to utilise Windows Wireless Zero Configuration properly, you ought to uninstall ALL the bells and whistles from whichever internet company you are with.

Then - just open your browser of preference and go! :)

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Similar oddity

by manxann In reply to Most likely a wireless se ...

Have an older pc XP Pro, SP3 with a BT Voyager 1040 PCI wifi card. This is prone to 'This Device cannot start' error and I put a USB dongle in for wireless. The BT card fired up the other day and connected, as did the dongle. I unplugged the dongle then decided to disable the BT card and plugged the dongle back in. No connection! After considerable poking about it appears that Windows Zero Config had turned itself off! Both the dongle and the BT card were working with WZC before I unplugged the dongle!

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You unplugged the card with the power off, yes?

by seanferd In reply to Similar oddity

Go to the Services control panel and make sure WZC is set to start automatically.

Again, don't use any other ISP or card software that would compete with WZC.

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Unplugged Dongle

by manxann In reply to You unplugged the card wi ...

Yes, WZC on Auto - I disabled the PCI card in Network Settings. Done the same before without a problem but this time WZC turned itself off - throwing a sulk after getting the PCI card to actually start, I suppose!

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